On 08th October the Warehouse Technology Group will throw open the doors of the Logistics Research and Innovation Centre for a one-day event themed: Identifying Hidden Costs and Opportunities
The fully-funded Workforce Development Programme is aimed at small and medium sized businesses in Greater Manchester and Cheshire and Warrington who want to up-skill existing employees to improve productivity and profitability.
Mantra has introduced a 2-day course which is aimed at
transport managers who already hold a Road Haulage CPC
qualification but may be unaware of the many changes to legislation
that have since been introduced. It provides a detailed knowledge
of the rules and regulations applicable to road haulage in the UK
and Europe. It also provides an update on the latest industry best
The shortlist for the Skills for Business Awards 2014 has been announced and Mantra Learning is behind nine of the finalists. As well as reaching the final five in the Learning Provider of the Year category, Mantra Learning has seen its employers and learners short-listed in four other categories, including all five finalists in the Logistics Skills for Business category and one for Apprentice of the Year.
The Warehouse Technology Group (WTG) seminar and live demonstrations event held on the 21st May generated much interest and attracted bumper attendance from professionals from across the logistics industry.
Ofsted awards Mantra Learning a Grade 2, ‘Good’, with many exceptionally good and strong features in a very positive inspection report
Road haulage managers believe greater adoption of fuel efficient driving behaviour holds the key to reducing the industry's fuel consumption and, subsequently, fuel-related costs and CO2 emissions in the short-term, according to new independent research commissioned by Shell.
Last week it was announced that The Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16-24 year olds (AGE 16-24) has been extended for another year until 31st December 2014.
This grant offers up to £1,500 per apprentice to employers with less than 1000 employees, who are new to Apprenticeships or haven’t enrolled a new recruit or existing employee onto an Apprenticeship programme in the previous12 months.
For more information on the benefits of taking on an apprentice, click here.
Short distance repair and testing drivers to be made exempt from additional professional driving tests and training.
VOSA enforcement officers are handing out leaflets reminding
drivers about the need to complete their Driver CPC training before
the deadline or risk a £1,000 fine.
The new online driver enquiry service, developed by DSA, has
just been launched to allow lorry, bus and coach drivers working
towards Driver CPC to go online to check records of the periodic
training they've done.
For a limited period you could save ££s on Driver CPC courses.
Mantra has one-day Driver CPC courses running weekly at Manchester
and Warrington including Saturdays priced at just £50 plus VAT
and £8.75 JAUPT upload fee.
On 18th October 2011, key industry leaders and
training providers heard that unless the UK's more than 400,000
freight drivers pick up momentum on the mandatory Driver CPC
training, Britain may be facing a gap of 30% fewer drivers when the
first five year cycle completes in September 2014.
We know it's a busy time of year and the last thing you want is to take drivers off the road to catch upon their Driver CPC training. That's why we have introduced Saturday courses to avoid disruption to the working week.